Edwin lives with his parents and two sisters in Makina village in the Kibera slum. Edwin’s family lives in abject poverty. His parents work as casual laborers, looking for new work very often, but getting paid a low hourly wage. The family lives in a home made of sticks and mud. They don’t have access to water in their home and must buy it from local vendors. Edwin would benefit greatly from educational assistance.
Kibera is the second largest slum in Africa. There is no waste removal or clean water, and open sewage runs through the slum. Education comes with a high price to the children here; they must provide their own supplies and uniform, which they cannot afford. Sponsorship provides school fees, a school uniform, lunch at school, a monthly food hamper, emergency medical care, and the Saturday Bible Club through International Needs Kenya.